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Berlin Motorhome Rental

Berlin is both the capital of Germany and the perfect place to begin your European motorhome holiday.


Hiring a motorhome in Berlin

With more than 3.5 million people living in Berlin, the city is Europe’s second most populous and the most populous in Germany. It’s a city where history, culture and architecture combine to become an international holiday destination. When you want to head out of the city and explore Germany by motorhome, take a look at the 7 fleets on offer with Motorhome Republic. There are RVs for families, for travelling pairs and for groups, and you can hire a motorhome for a quick or lengthy holiday in Germany. 


What to do with your Berlin campervan rental

Hamburg is only three hours from Berlin and is a fantastic city to visit. One of the best reasons to stop here is the Miniatur Wunderland, which is the world’s largest miniature railway model. The city is also known for its beautiful parks, architecture and port. 


Six hours southwest of Berlin is Stuttgart, and in Stuttgart, you’ll find the Mercedes-Benz Museum. There are 9 levels, 160 vehicles and more than 1,500 exhibits. Even those who don’t love cars will admire the history and innovations of this famous brand. 


The Saxon Switzerland National Park is three hours south of Berlin, near the border of Switzerland. There are more than 400 kilometres of hiking and biking tracks, as well as countless summits for rock climbers, and unforgettable sandstone cliffs, valleys and eroded rock formations. 


Continue further south to Bamberg Altstadt, which is four hours away. This town is one of Germany’s iconic medieval villages of indescribable beauty and history. The entire town is a UNESCO World Heritage site and you can tour it with a guide or simply wander the streets in your own time. 


It can be hard to pick just one castle to visit in Germany, but if you’ve only got a short amount time, make your way to the Schwerin Castle less than two hours northwest of Berlin. This castle stands out as it is built on an island in the middle of a lake, where it has sat since the 10th century. Today it is a museum and a government building. 


If you have the time, make your way to the Black Forest in Germany’s southwest, about 7.5 hours from Berlin. It’s considered to be the inspiration for many Brothers Grimm fairy tales with its dark green canopies and dense trees, and makes for fantastic sightseeing and hiking. 


Berlin motorhome hire throughout the seasons

Berlin’s summers are particularly pleasant, with highs around 17 – 18 degrees Celsius for June, July and August. The warmth disappears quickly in autumn but can still be a good time to visit as September receives temperatures of around 15 degrees C before it drops to highs of just 5 degrees in November. 


Winters can be quite cold, with January averages sitting at -1 degrees and the occasional snowfall across the city. Spring can still be quite chilly in March and April with highs not quite reaching 10 degrees, while May can start warming up to around 14 degrees C. 


Campervan Hire Berlin

Berlin is not a city to visit, but a city to experience. Its mix of liveability, disdain for authority and sophistication comes from its turbulent path through European history. Visitors get a real sense of the transformation since the fall of the wall as the events are so recent. Exploring Berlin by campervan is an effective way to be immersed in its lively culture.


Great value camper hire in Berlin, with Motorhome Republic

You can be certain of the best deal on campervan hire in Berlin, or anywhere in the world with Motorhome Republic. Just provide a few details of your trip, and our search engine will find every available campervan in the region. If you want a massive motorhome to sleep the whole family, or a romantic pop-top for two, we have access to every type of van, across all brands, from global players to local operators. You can compare the specifications for each one easily, as they are shown side-by-side on our website. When you have made a decision, book securely online, or give one of our skilled motorhome experts a call - they love to share their knowledge.

Further Afield: A German Road Tour

Berlin currently has two airports, Schonefeld (SXF) in the South East, and Tegel (TXL) in the North West. A new airport, Berlin Brandenberg is under construction, adjacent to the Schonefeld site, 18 kilometres from the city. Berlin is linked by a comprehensive autobahn system to other cities in Germany, so touring is straightforward.

Where to Stay in Berlin

Hotel and City Camping Berlin is right in the action. It is close to Berlin Spandau’s Old Town for restaurants, cafes and culture, in a stunning location on an island between two rivers. It is a short seven-minute walk to public transport and has its own beer garden.

Eating, Drinking and Nightlife in Berlin

German cuisine has some distinctive favourites, and sausages are one. Konnopke’s Imbiss, a sausage house, always has queues, having been in the same spot since 1930. Their classic Currywurst has a secret sauce that can be graded in heat from mild to wild.

When Berlin was the capital of the powerful German Empire, it was home to the country’s largest and most influential breweries. Post-war rationalisations mean that there are now only two industrial strength brewers left in the city, but it has become home to dozens of independent micro-brewers instead. Be sure to visit Prater Beer Garden, as they have been serving beer under the chestnut trees here since 1837. It is open seasonally, from April to September, and seats 600 in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg.

Berlin’s techno and house music scene took root in abandoned warehouses and department stores after the fall of the wall, and its development made Berlin the nightlife capital of Europe. The most famous club is Berghain and Panorama Bar, a temple of light and sound. It’s not easy to get past the doorman, so play it cool in the line and don’t act like a tourist.

Tourist Attractions of Berlin

The Berlin Wall continues to fascinate tourists. The merging of the east and west of the city is now so complete, at times you will struggle to see where the wall stood. Double rows of cobblestones over a 5.7km stretch act as markers. The best spot to visit is the East Side Gallery, a 1.3 kilometre portion that is one of the world’s largest collections of murals. In the euphoria after the wall fell, international artists expressed their optimism with a mix of political statements and artistic visions. Get there soon though as the gallery was restored in 2009, but is currently under threat from development, with two sections recently removed. The Berlin Wall Memorial contains the sobering features of the Death Strip and the Watchtower. If you want to explore further, cycle and walkways cover 160km of the Berlin Mauerweg Trail, with multilingual information stations along the way. You can hire a Mauerguide: a hand-held mini-computer that tracks the route by GPS, with commentary and historic audio and video.

Driving Tips for Germany

The Autobahns have no speed limit, so you can drive at a speed you feel safe. Always overtake in the left lane, and take great care by checking your mirrors when pulling out.

Berlin Motorhome Rental Brands

Pure Motorhomes and McRent Motorhomes

Pure Motorhomes and McRent Motorhomes are at the same convenient location at CC-Mobile GmbH, Waltersdorfer Chaussee 100, Schönefeld, which is just across the road from the Schonefeld Airport and next to the Intercity Hotel. If you are coming from somewhere else such as the Berlin-Tegel Airport, it may be beneficial to tell your taxi driver that you need to get to Intercity Hotel (Am Seegraben 4, 12529 Berlin Schonefeld), as the motorhome depot is quite new and doesn’t show up on all GPS systems just yet. Pure Motorhomes and McRent Motorhomes also offer the same range of vehicles, which is extensive. Couples can hire either a pop-top no frills van, a large fully contained van with bathroom on board, or a compact motorhome for a spacious and comfortable holiday. Couples with one or two children have further options as well, with motorhomes designed specifically with a large bed and smaller beds fitted into the design. Groups may consider the premium or premium plus RVs, which are designed for up to four and six sleepers respectively. The depot opens at 9am and closes at 6pm Monday to Friday, with operating hours of 9am to 2pm on Saturdays as well. Drop offs only run from 9am to 9.30am, then pick ups are scheduled throughout the afternoon from 2pm to 4.30pm. Ensure you return your Berlin motorhome on time, as lateness incurs a 27 Euro/hour fine. 


Compass Campers and DRM Motorhomes

The Compass Campers and DRM Motorhomes depot is approximately 36 kilometres from the Berlin Shonefeld Airport, which can take 45 minutes to get to by taxi. The address is DRM/Wohnmobile Bach, Frankfurter Chaussee 75, Berlin-Vogelsdorf. It’s a similar distance from the Tegel Airport, and about 22 kilometres from Berlin city centre, and you’ll need to make your own way to the depot as there are no transfer services available. The range of campervans and motorhomes on offer here is one of the largest in Germany. The two California vans are suited for two to four travellers, and the three compact vans are designed for just two people, making for a huge range of small motorhomes for hire in Berlin. There are also several family options, which are designed specifically for adults travelling with children, with a mix of larger and smaller beds to best maximise the interior spaces. Larger motorhomes, such as the E1 Comfort Star and D1 Classic Star, comfortably fit four adults. All drivers must be at least 25 years old, and all rentals come with unlimited kilometres, third party insurance, and 24-hour roadside assistance. The Berlin branch is open at different times during the year. From January to March, and October to December, the hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. From April to September, the depot is open 8am to 6pm on weekdays, and can open on a Saturday between 9am and 11am by request for a 75 Euro fee. 


Big Sky Motorhomes

Big Sky Motorhomes doesn’t have a physical depot in the city, so any RV rentals in Berlin will be organised over the phone, and you will most likely pick up your motorhome and drop it back off at the airport. If you are staying at a hotel or motel before your motorhome hire, you can also organise for your exchange to occur there. The largest of the Big Sky motorhomes is a seven-berth RV, either from their G or H range. Both of these are late model cab-over styles and come with all the modern features to make your trip comfortable and enjoyable. The fleet also includes a number of motorhomes suited for four, five or six travellers, as well as a couple of smaller campervans for couples in the A and B range. All of these rentals come with 24-hour roadside assistance, comprehensive insurance, and unlimited kilometres. When you return your motorhome to Big Sky in Berlin, the scheduled hours are 10am to 1pm, and 4pm to 6.30pm on weekdays and 10.30am to 1pm on Saturdays, but you may be able to organise it outside of these hours if you need to.